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Video: Jesse Ventura Defends MMA to Larry King, Does Surprisingly Well

(Props: MMA Fanhouse)

We’ve touched on the generation gap issue in MMA before, so we weren’t surprised to see Larry King, who is positively ancient, look a little lost when he talks about this "ultimate boxing" stuff.  Fortunately, Renaissance man Jesse Ventura is there to correct him — "’Ultimate fighting,’ you mean," — and even offers what appears to be an informed opinion on UFC 100, saying he loved it right up until Brock Lesnar made him feel "ashamed."  You and me both, Jesse.

But as advocates go, Ventura’s a pretty good one to have on your side.  He’s old enough to have some cred with King’s over-70 crowd, he was the governor of Minnesota (Lesnar’s home state), and he was in the greatest action movie ever made.  Even just that last one would be enough for me.

What’s great is that Ventura makes most of the same arguments we would, pointing out that boxing is actually more dangerous and that this is the true test to see who is the most complete fighter.  He also drops a pretty sweet line about not needing hand-to-hand combat when you’ve got a machine gun, immediately after which Larry King presumably nodded off and the interview had to be cut.


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itsgalf- July 17, 2009 at 12:52 pm
Eye techniques?

He must be talking about sharingan
Cocky- July 17, 2009 at 8:43 am
'The Body' was incorrect in saying that, in MMA once a fighter is stunned the ref comes in to stop the fight. NOT TRUE, if you stun a guy, you jump on him and finish the fight!
UFC fan- July 17, 2009 at 8:12 am
cuntalope learn how to spell you stupid wigger.
Cuntalope- July 17, 2009 at 6:45 am
Ventura said that MMA was fake not so long ago, he is a complete tard.
BuckWild- July 17, 2009 at 5:34 am
Looks like Governor Ventura is starting to get back into shape . I think its cool that someone of his ilk is backing up this fine sport !

Thank you Governor sir ! You are a true patriot ! hoorah
TheHuytonHandGrenade- July 17, 2009 at 4:52 am
Larry King doesnt even wipe his own ass anymore he shouldnt be allowed an opinion stupid prick. Jesse is a smart guy and we should take notice of him as he will shoot you if you dont.

P.S. I wish i was a sexual tyrannosaurus JUST LIKE HIM!!!
Komodo- July 17, 2009 at 2:04 am
Braddah mahn Venturaaah mahn...
Cuntalope- July 17, 2009 at 1:49 am
Also wasn't this faggot Ventura saying MMA was fake about a year ago? Seriously, this guy is fucked, appreciate the efforts of him sticking up for mma but he's a loon.
themcgraw- July 17, 2009 at 1:18 am
to bad this cock sucker thinks we killed 3000 over our own on Sept 11th. Put on a Boa you ass...
Walrus- July 17, 2009 at 1:13 am
Al Franken's a jackass -- I despise him as much as that laugh-monkey Bill Maher.

At least Ventura's a cool guy.
Bovice- July 17, 2009 at 1:02 am
@Jesse Ventura

Dojima- July 16, 2009 at 11:20 pm
if you think The Body is a well-educated spokesperson of MMA for the older crowds, just wait until a few years after Senator Stuart Smalley(D), Minnesota finishes his term in the US senate...he'll be giving low self-esteem suffering fighters like Brock Lesnar Daily Affirmations and write books like Bob Reilly Is A Big Fat Idiot, And Other Observations and Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look At Kit Cope
lilpo0ts- July 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm
eye techniques actual fits perfect..gouging, poking, raking, spitting. did they even have shoes when king was a kid?
Seoul Brother- July 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm
I'd still love to get my hands on an H&K G11, but hey, that's just me. Ammo for that fucker has to be a bitch to get, tho'.
Walrus- July 16, 2009 at 7:12 pm
Strait up guy
Cuntalope- July 16, 2009 at 7:03 pm
Silence! You are seriously stupid, we burn you everytime. Pwn the shit out of you and you're so stupid that you come back for more. Haha give it up dude, we have your number you dumbfuck.
PurplePickle- July 16, 2009 at 7:02 pm
No more firearms talk! It pisses off the Canadians.
(btw RearNakedPoke, my dream ClassIII item would be a Sig 552. Enjoy your sweet ass job.)
UFC fan- July 16, 2009 at 6:57 pm
hey cuntalope where is your homosexual friends 831 son and HAL? don't you 3 have an apocalypse to be at or something? fuck off lamers.
UFC fan- July 16, 2009 at 6:52 pm
"Seoul Brother Says:
Thu, 07/16/2009 - 16:57

@That_guy: Absofuckinglutely! You have to love a guy who is:

a) A veteran
b) A former Navy SeAL
c) THE sexual tyrannosaurus from "Predator,"
d) A WWF veteran
e) A well-spoke, admired former governor

How can the press NOT love a guy like that?"

Jessee is the reason I even clicked on this link, he represents well.
Cuntalope- July 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm
Yo Dante you retard no one was trying to be funny, just laughing at the old jews in the vid you dumbfuck. Nice name btw, NOT! Faggot.
RearNakedPoke- July 16, 2009 at 5:58 pm
@That_guy....i was refering to my Kalashnikov 47 (not a cheap "stamped" version from china) as my favorite of all my rifles and the the stoner 63a is in great shape for its age and usage. i didnt want to get to technical here for the simple reason most ppl dont know much about weapons only what they see on tv and movies. im a collector and its also my job to buy and sell ( i have a class III FFL) so i get my hands on some pretty neat stuff.
Dante- July 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm
the lack of funny in the last two post makes me wonder if both posters are named Gary.

Seoul Brother- July 16, 2009 at 5:47 pm
@ Cuntalope: Let's not beat up on a withered old peckerwood like Larry Cunt. He's still wondering what happened to all the pennyfarthing bicycles, ribbon candy, and breadlines. This fucker is probably still bitching about the lack of adherence to Marquess of Queensbury rules.

He's so old, his first job was proofreading the Old Testament.
Cuntalope- July 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm
"Ultmate boxing"

"You mean Ultimate fighting"

ROFL! It's MMA bitches. Also Larry Cunt says "They don't wear shoes" like it's a bad thing ahaha. Also "No eye techniques" wtf? Too funny. At least Jesse "Father Time" Ventura knew a little, though it was a tiny amount he knew some stuff unlike that dinosaur Larry Cunt, Ultimate fucking boxing lol.
That_guy- July 16, 2009 at 5:37 pm
BeastUnleashed, trust me he said Stoner Machine Gun. He was referring to the American made Stoner 63. Stoner was one of the designers of the M16.